Wike blames Amaechi for the killings by IPOB in Rivers State

Wike blames Amaechi for the killings by IPOB in Rivers State. He claims Amaechi plays a huge role in the security crisis the state is currently facing.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation of being responsible for the insecurity crisis in the region.

According to Wike,  Amaechi was happy with the insecurity in the state, especially the killings of residents by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Initially, Amaechi blamed the ongoing insecurity in the state on the high unemployment rate caused by the Wike-led government.

Reacting, Wike stated that Amaechi, who was a former governor of the state was frustrated and has lost focus.

The governor said his predecessor accused President Muhammadu Buhari through his claims.

Based on a statement by Wike’s Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, he said Amaechi accused Buhari knowing fully well that it was the president’s constitutional duties to protect the lives and properties of the citizens.

The statement reads: “Is unemployment fueling insecurity in Kaduna, Plateau, Borno, Yobe, Ondo, Ebony, Imo, Niger States governed by the All Progressives Congress (APC)?

“Is he (Amaechi) trying to indict his boss, President Muhammad Buhari, who is the Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and who is constitutionally saddled with the responsibility to provide security for Nigerians?

“Perhaps, the minister is happy that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are killing innocent policemen, who were protecting lives and property.

“Is Amaechi happy that the weapons of this slain security personnel were carted away by the hoodlums? Amaechi, from all indications, has lost focus and is now frustrated.”

We recall that over the past couple of weeks, Rivers State has experienced some major security challenges which have led to the death of both security operatives and some civilians.

Wike is trying his best to curb the security situation in the state and will not be distracted by Amaechi’s comments.

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